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Captain Osborne House

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c. 1890, Robert G. Kennedy. 128 2nd St.

This house and its twin at 702 3rd Street were designed by Philadelphia architect Kennedy. The two-and-a-half-story house has an unusual cross-gambrel roof, a porch across the facade, an immense oval window that lights the front vestibule, and a one-story kitchen wing. A carriage house matches the style of the main house. An early planting plan for the property, apparently drawn by a member of the Osborne family at the turn of the twentieth century, is on file at the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


What's Nearby


Anne Carter Lee, "Captain Osborne House", [Radford, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 440-440.

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